God in the brokenness

A magazine from Temple University isn’t where I’d go for a sermon illustration if I were looking for one, although I’ve heard preachers reference more unusual sources. But there it was, a too-good-not-to-use metaphor for God’s redemptive work in the world. “Broken Instruments are Reborn” the headline read, followed by a short article detailing efforts by […]

Rest for the weary, grace for the rest

As this post goes live, I’ll be up in the air (literally), in flight to Dallas, Texas. Along with more than 2,000 young moms, 150 or so paid and volunteer staff, and 12 of my board peers, I’m headed for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Convention 2012. No surprise that the joys and frustrations of young […]